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Cancel a Training Employment Pass

You must cancel a Training Employment Pass if the pass holder's training has ended or when the pass expires. Once cancelled, please cut the pass card in half and discard it to prevent misuse. 

  • Follow these steps to send pass holders home
  • If you need more time to send pass holders home (e.g. waiting for an embassy-facilitated flight), you can request to extend their stay in Singapore.

    Please submit this request within 1 week before their Short-Term Visit Pass (STVP) expires. E.g. If the STVP expires on 10 February, please only submit the request from 3 February.
   

At a glance

When to cancel the pass Depending on which comes first, you must cancel the Training Employment Pass:
  • Within 1 week after the last day of training.
    OR
  • 1 day after the pass expires.
Who can cancel Employer or employment agent
How long it takes Cancellation is immediate

Note: If the pass holder has left Singapore permanently, you must cancel the pass within 1 week from the departure date.

Before cancelling

You need to:

  1. Give reasonable notice of the pass holder’s repatriation.
  2. Settle all outstanding employment issues that the pass holder may raise, including salary payment.
  3. Buy an air ticket to the pass holder's home country and pay for the transport to their hometown, unless the pass holder agrees in writing to bear the cost.

  • For an overview of scheduled flights, you can visit Changi Airport’s website or use the iChangi mobile app. Please check with the airlines directly to confirm if the flights are still operating.
  • Before booking the flight, please check whether the airline has any requirements for boarding (e.g. pre-departure COVID-19 test) and ensure the pass holders comply with them. Otherwise, they may not be allowed to board. 

When to cancel the pass

Depending on which comes first, you must cancel the pass:

  • Within 1 week after the last day of training.
    OR
  • 1 day after the pass expires.

How to cancel

  1. Log in to EP Online
  2. For pass holders who are still in Singapore, you can request for a 30-day STVP to give them a valid stay in the meantime. 
  3. Give the STVP to the pass holder. They need to show the STVP and a valid passport to the immigration officer when leaving Singapore.

Once the pass is cancelled, please cut the pass card in half and discard it to prevent misuse. 

As we need time to change the instructions in our eServices, pass cards and letters, please ignore any instructions to return the card. Please bear with us while we work on this.